I don't know about you, but when I think of autumn there are just some colours that really pop. I've also been trying to transition my wardrobe to focus on a small range of colours so that I can maximize the use of each of my pieces. I have been a fan of mustard, olive, and burgundy for a while now, with the addition of rust and camel tones. So these have become staple shades in my wardrobe, along with a few others.
I am lucky enough to have a best friend who is married to someone who loves photography. My buddy Chris doesn't typically shoot people, he is much more into shooting landscapes and beer. You can give his work some love here and here! But I asked if he would help me shoot some looks last autumn (yes...I'm embarrassed to say these are from November 2020...) and his editing skills made these colours really POP!
This look is built around a few old staples that I've had for years. These berry toned pants are from JOE Fresh and the peep toe booties I got from my mum years ago. I thought the tone of them fit so well with my (then) new sweater I picked up, also from JOE Fresh. It is so incredibly soft and is a great layering piece in the cooler weather. It is also a hoodie, with a hood that actually fits over my head! The cream cuffs are also a great touch.
Don't let these photos fool you...it was chilly out! This beautiful little woodland/ravine is just beyond where I live so I was able to run home to change and warm up when needed aha.
This look has such rich tones for autumn, with burgundy and olive. The burgundy suede blazer I grabbed from Winners just before the initial lockdown back in March 2020. It has a nice metal detail with a cinched waist detail. I layered it over an olive green tank top from Kit and Ace which is a very slim fit so it tucks in really nicely to a pair of jeans. I have some high waisted black jeans on with some slouchy heeled tie up black boots. I picked these boots up forever ago from Call It Spring and don't wear them nearly as much as I should. So I will definitely be making more of an effort to wear them.
This final look was centred around my (then) new brown faux leather leggings from JOE Fresh, which are perfect for the transitionary weather as they are lined and keep you nice and toasty. The beige/cream knit sweater was purchased from JF as well many years ago. It is a medium weight, so easy to put a tank top under if needed, but warm enough to wear alone. This Old Navy olive quilted bomber jacket is a perfect coat for September-November when the weather gets a bit chilly. For footwear, I have these faux snakeskin knee high boots I got from my mum a few years ago. Perhaps even the same time as I got the peep toe booties! I also picked up this scarf from Chapters/Indigo last year and tied it up in my hair.
This mini lookbook was inspired by both old and new pieces. There were a few looks we did some more experimental shots with, but Chris didn't care as much for them when he was editing. He did tell me that he wanted to revisit editing them so perhaps I will see them eventually!
What tones do you tend to gravitate towards in the autumn months?